1957 Chevrolet 150
Car for sale by Classic Car Marketing in Orange, California 92867
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1957 Chevrolet 150 $59,500
Classic Car Marketing, Inc. Southern California’s premier marketing company is pleased to introduce this new listing offered for sale by one of our clients.
This 1957 Chevy 2 Door 150 Post is a true “Once was lost, now was found” drag car with a rich and iconic southern California history. The Pioneer I as she was called, was named for the Western High School Pioneers auto shop class taught by Mr. John Cesareo, “Mr. C”. In 1968 Mr. C secured the project car for $1 and a drag race car was born and built, and raced from 1969 to 1971 with students under the hood and behind the wheel. The race program ended in 1970 but the Pioneer I went on to race, driven by a former student, and win the 1971 Winternationals in M/Stock with 13 second blasts down the quarter-mile. It is believed to be the first high school drag race car in the USA to actually race at major tracks with a school name on it. The car then disappeared for years on end but Mr. C was relentless to find it again. He found the car neglected and weathered after sitting for 35 years, still in southern California, and he was able to secure the car again and spent 9 years on a complete frame off, nut and bolt beautiful restoration taking her back to her original racing glory but even better. With the original look, show quality paint and less than 100 miles on her since the recent restoration, she has a built 327 with an Edelbrock dual quad set-up, GM rear end, modified front suspension and stock rear suspension with ladder bars. Custom period correct interior by Jimmy Z, and a T-10 four speed transmission with a Hurst shifter. Vintage Centerline polished aluminum wheels with Mickey Thompson Drag tires all around finish off this slice of Americana history just right.
She has won 16 awards, including 2 at the Grand National Roadster Show and is a hit where ever she’s displayed. Just goes to show you that some oldies really are goodies.
Offered at $59,500 OBO. For more information please visit our website at www.classiccarmarketing.net or call us at 619-972-7073. Please mention the vehicle you are inquiring about so we can respond promptly. Inspections are encouraged before any purchase, of any vehicle, anywhere.
1957 Chevrolet 150 Specifications
Classic Car ID100914412
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorWhite, red, blue
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.